02/19/U0205 Guide to the Victor Rodriguez Papers Rodriguez, Victor

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Guide to the Victor Rodriguez Papers University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Victor Rodriguez Papers 02/19/U0205 Rodriguez, Victor 19.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
A collection of material that document Mr. Rodrguez's athletic career at the University of North Texas.
Biographical Information:

Victor Rodríguez (’55) was the first Hispanic scholarship athlete and the first Hispanic letterman in North Texas history. In his senior year, Rodríguez was the secretary of the Geezles Fraternity, a member of both the Varsity Track and Sprint Medley Relay Teams, and recipient of a track scholarship. He also participated in the Drake Relays and the Two-Mile Relay at Kansas, where his team took first place in both. Rodríguez was also featured in the 1955 Yucca’s “Who’s Who in Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

Rodríguez earned a BA in Art Education in 1955, and returned to North Texas State College to earn an MA in Education in 1962. After completing his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Dr. Rodríguez became the first Mexican-American school superintendent in San Antonio, where he was honored with numerous awards during his tenure.

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Preferred Citation:

Victor Rodriguez Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

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Scope and Contents

The collection of plaques, certificates, letters, and medals that Mr. Rodrguez earned as a track and field athlete at the University of North Texas (then known asNorth Texas State College) in the 1950s.

Detailed List of Contents id79697 1 One Plaque, and Two Framed Certificates 102254 620176 id79698 2 North Texas Track Blanket 102255 1950s 620177 id79699 3 Two Plaques 102256 620178 id79700 4 Two Framed Certificates 102257 620191 id79701 5 Three Plaques 102258 620179 id79703 6 Three Plaques 102259 620180 id79704 7 Two Plaques 102260 620181 id79706 8 Four Photographs of Victor Participating in Track Races 102287 620182 id79709 9 The National School Public Relations Association, Award of Honor Certificate, and a Letter 102288 620183 id79710 10 Resolution from San Antonio Independent School District 102289 620184 id79711 11 Signed Chili Dome Poster 102290 1993 620185 id79712 12 Plaque 102291 620186 id79713 13 Scrapbook with Red Cover 102294 1948-2003 708180 Scope and Contents

Non-adhesive scrapbook containing photographs and memorabilia chronicling Victor Rodriguez’ experiences as a track athlete in Beeville, Texas and North Texas State College; as an athletics coach in San Antonio, Guatemala, and Costa Rica; and his election, service and honors awarded as a superintendent in San Antonio.

id79714 14 Scrapbook with Green Cover 102295 1949-2004 708181 Scope and Contents

Zipper-adhesive scrapbook containing primarily clippings and memorabilia chronicling Victor Rodriguez’ experiences as an athlete at Edna High school and Victoria College as well as his service as a superintendent in San Antonio.

id79717 15 Framed Clipping, and Framed 1983 letter from Joseph Krier 102303, 102304 620189 id79718 16 Framed Clipping 620190 id79719 17 Medals 620192 id79720 18 Plaques 620193 id79721 19 Plaques 620194 id104860 Framed Photograph and Vita 5001109791 id104861 Photograph of Portrait 5001109789 id104862 Framed Track Medals 5001109788